Brewed by Birrificio del Ducato
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Roncole Verdi di Busseto (PR), Italy
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Blend of Krisopolis (a new beer, that will be available in the future, fermented in barrels for 2 years, then Morello cherries are added to it), with a part of Ultima Luna (Barley Wine matured in Amarone barrels, with Marasca Morello cherries) and a part of young beer.

First brewed in 2009 and bottled in 2011.
Video description from the brewers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9y_XLVTej4

wedgie9's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2100) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 31, 2014
UPDATED: APR 1, 2014 2011 Vintage, Bottle #0609
Tasted on 3/31/14 from a capped 375mL bottle purchased at Bruisiní Ales, this was not a cheap one. Pours a bright, almost cranberry juice colored amber, letting just a tinge of light through, with a thin tan head that slowly recedes to very thin lace before completely disappearing. The nose is a very matured sour red wine vinegar with plenty of vanilla and cinnamon oak, vinous fruity sour cherry, there is some caramel malt to this, super complex with a touch of dried fruit oxidation (this really does remind me of an Amarone). The flavor is a bit sweeter, focused on the ripe cherry, caramel malt, dried fruit, vanilla and cinnamon oak, with the red wine vinegar, and some lemon citrus sour notes providing the mid-palate and then the sweeter dried Amarone notes returning on the back of the palate. The body is nearly full with lightly faint carbonation, a lot of oaky tannin, and a long complex finish that hits all of the nutty oxidation, sour, and sweet notes from the nose and the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6724) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle. Soutr, vinegar, cherry, vanilla and yogurt. Much like a typical Oude bruin, but with a kick. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1462) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2014
On tap at the Coffee District. Pours a dark amber orange with an off white head and sour, tart, cherry aroma. Taste is sour and tart as well, nice cherry, fruity, and brett notes into the puckering finish. Great sour

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1511) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2014
With Z in Delray at Coffe District, pours an amber red, no head. Note us deliciously tart and sour. Taste is Brett with a puckering delicious fruity tartness and sourness. Finish is fruity, cherry , dry and ends on the same tasting notes. Nice Sour. Quaff Score 8 / 10

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bebum (334) - - DEC 17, 2014
Deep copper, hazy, no head or lace. Sour, with a hint of sweetness in the middle. Not easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lubiere (10461) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
A burgundy red ale with a very thin white head. In aroma, pleasant sour cherry, with light lactic acid, berries, candy sugar, very nice and soothing. In mouth, a nice mix of sweet and sour cherries, light butter, puckering yet delicious... Mamamia!!! On tap at Common Market South.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (516) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2014
At Borefts 2014. Together with Blackthorn, my favourite sour from the festival (appart from Tilquin & Cantillon). Pours hazy red. Lots of berries in the aroma, strong tarty, red berryflavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RW80 (802) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2014
330ml Appearance:Murkish brown with no head Aroma: Tart, tanine, berries and cherries Taste: Tart cheries, vinegar, hint of yeast, tanine in the finish. Atertaste is like wine meets kriek. Hard to describe but it has a nice twisted complexity. velvet texture, medium body, sot carbonation. Good brew or people who like Sour (ruity) brews. Allthough the appearance is not that great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11092) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Tap. Poured a hazy reddish copper color with a mostly diminished fizzy white head with little lacing. Moderate to heavy sour yeast and tart berry aroma. Medium to full body with a tingly texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & tart fruit flavor with a medium to heavy tart & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (861) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 13, 2014
On tap at GCB. Pinkish brown with no head and placid surface. Aroma/flavor is very tart, moderate acetic acid, fruity, yet with a watery body and little effervescence, strawberry? I didnít specifically get cherry. Meh, this was ok. I recall being bored by the one-dimensional overbearing sourness..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1455) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle from 2011. The beer is a maroonish brown. It seems to be quite cloudy and has absolutely no head. The aroma is big on cherries, funk and wine barrel flavors. Sweet grapes with sour cherries on top. There might be a little malty sweetness but itís well in the background. Mild acetic note. Really nice fruitiness, though itís on the path to too sweet medicinal territory. The taste starts out smoother with a bit more malt body if not flavor than expected. It has a round, kinda sugary flavor upfront that I guess comes from the barley wine addition. Moderate acetic sourness. A bit harsh. Less fruit than in the aroma. Some oak in the background of that sour finish, kinda surprised that itís not stronger. Interesting beer. I like the combination of wine barrels and cherries, but the sourness isnít quite right for my palate.

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